We tested whether a psychoeducational course improved well-being in three cohorts. Study 1 found significantly higher mental well-being in first year undergraduates who took the course compared to a waiting-list control. Study 2 revealed that students taking the course when COVID-19 restrictions began did not experience increases in mental well-being but had significantly higher well-being than a third matched group. In Study 3, an online course increased mental well-being in University students and staff during a COVID-19 lockdown. These findings support the claim that psychoeducational courses are beneficial in both live and online formats and in times of collective uncertainty.
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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The authors received financial support for research and publication from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, University of Bristol Alumni Association and the Rosetrees Trust.
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- mental health
- mental well-being
- positive psychology